Is CA trying to fix something that’s not broken?
CA needs to work out what’s important to them. I can understand why they’re (CA) doing this (read: Trying to improve image in public). But it should happen because they (players) want to (do it), not because they have to. Steve Smith made a huge error in judgement, but Steve Smith is not a bad person. But it is the punishment that has amplified the problem.
In today’s social media scene, opinions are dime a dozen and get inflated pretty easily. So, authorities seem to be under some kind of pressure to be seen as doing the right thing …
I think too many people worry about what people say. It’s about being true to yourself and standing for what you believe in — to do the right thing. For instance, the Australian cricket team — they want to play tough, aggressive, uncompromising cricket but it has to be fair. As simple as that. There are too many people in the world, not just cricketers, that get on their phone and create something that isn’t real. They try and portray a life that isn’t real.